Lesson 2: IP in Crowdfunding Campaigns

Crowdfunding campaigns are becoming increasingly popular as a method of financing start-ups. While they are a great way for start-ups to come to market, they also pose unique legal challenges, particularly in the context of IP.


You have already been introduced to Andrew Gardner and his popular product, the POLAR pen. You know how Andrew developed this product and you have been introduced to some of the forms of IP that Andrew used to protect his innovative product.

We will now look more closely at Andrew’s case as an example of some of the issues start-ups can encounter in launching a global crowdfunding campaign.

Last modified: Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 1:42 PM